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  • When you have completed Chapter 26, you should be able to

    1. fulfill all of the detailed objectives listed under each individual section.
    2. use the information provided by an amino acid analysis, an Edman degradation and a carboxypeptidase hydrolysis to determine the structure of an unknown polypeptide.
    3. outline the approach that you would use to synthesize a given peptide, providing appropriate mechanistic details if requested to do so.
    4. define, and use in context, the key terms introduced in this chapter.


    Dr. Dietmar Kennepohl FCIC (Professor of Chemistry, Athabasca University)